Variety’s t he s pice of life
I have been in motorsport for 50 odd years in one way or another and been watching F1 for the same time. F1 has now become a bore, there is no real excitement or drama anymore – unless you think a replay of a wheel locking or a race car with a bit of opposite lock is worth all the excitement from the commentary team.
Take off all the aero junk and open up the engines to just a cc limit and let them build what they want.
This is the grid for the 1966 Dutch Grand Prix: Ferrari V12 3.0-litre; Climax V8 2.0-litre; Climax 4-cylinder 2.7-litre; BRM V8 2.0-litre; Repco V8 3.0-litre; Serenissima V8 3.0-litre; Maserati V12 3.0-litre.
As for tyres, there were Firestone, Goodyear and Dunlop.
And you could tell what car was on the grid by just looking at it, you did not need the number. My point is you need more variety, not a grid of clones.